Guided tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

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From US$ 13.40 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 37 times yesterday

Go on a thrilling ghost tour of Edinburgh's Old Town that takes you underground to the Edinburgh Vaults. Embark on a guided journey to reveal the city's ghostly, unsettling past dark history.

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Duration options: 1 hour
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a thrilling guided ghost tour
  • Listen to chilling stories of crime, murder, and horror from the city's dark past
  • Get to know the history of the vaults and the ghosts that frequent it
  • Discover the narrow hidden alleys along the cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile
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Wander through Edinburgh's Old Town and explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a bone-chilling guided tour that uncovers the city's torturous past and a haunted present.

Take to Edinburgh's historic streets and listen as your guide tells you tales of the city's dark and gruesome history as you are led along the Royal Mile on cobblestone streets. Hear stories of murder, hangings, and even witchcraft. 

Venture below ground and enter the city vaults, one of Edinburgh's most haunted sites. Hear stories of stomach-churning medieval torture devices, for those with a strong enough constitution to learn about times gone by. 

Discover why the vaults have often been regarded as one of the scariest places on earth by paranormal experts. Get to know the history of the site and the ghosts that frequent it.

  • Access to Edinburgh Vaults
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

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    4.6 /5

    based on 5667 reviews

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    We had our tour on Tuesday 13th September 2022. Our tour guide Darren was witty, knowledgeable and passionate about his job. His stories helped set the tone and atmosphere inside the vaults. Each room we went in had a different history and he had us all gripped straight away. We spent about hour inside the actual vaults which was longer then expected, definitely worth the money and a great end to our trip in Edinburgh. Thank you!

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    September 14, 2022

    The tour was great, worth the money will be going on another similar one soon. The vaults were great, damp, musty smelling, old cobbled original floors, dark and gloomy. No big bright lights just candle light. There’s also a small museum with gruesome tools of torture from that time. Thankfully there’s Nobody jumping out at you, nobody in fancy dress that would have been a let down and would have ruined the whole experience. A great tour guide full of information. Excellent.

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    September 9, 2022

    Good guide, good tour, had an eerie feel to the room with the torture devices/exhibition which explained the history of the vaults. I'd recommend it to a friend or family member. We heard loud bangs down when we were told a story about the landlady... ghost come to say hello

    August 6, 2022

    Product ID: 404076

    VA ID: 404076